350:335:01 Literature and Law       |     Name: _________________________________
In Class Essay, Friday, January 29, 2010

In Ancient Greek dramas, the rituals and interpetations by the recognized prophets were understood to be expressions of the will of the gods. Thus the blind Tieresias (Fagles, 1090-1213) is understood to have the authetic power of prophecy. What evidence does he present to Creon? Which single argment is the most important? What are Creon's reactions?

Be sure to quote the actual text of the play, citing the Fagles line numbers. Please do not just summarize the scene or the plot, the class discussion, or any background materials.